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2014 Sustainability-based Annual Report

20 The Wheels of the Future are Green Horizon Utilities is making sure its In order to ensure that we are customers can ‘connect to tomorrow’ configuring our infrastructure to by closely monitoring the growth of support the increasing demand for the electric vehicle market. The number electricity, it is critical that Horizon has of electric vehicles on the road is as much knowledge as possible about increasing, and that means there is how many vehicles are plugging into growth in the number of charging the grid, including when and where. stations and the amount of electricity Horizon is working with Pollution needed to power those vehicles. A car Probe’s EMAP to help forecast where charger can double the load of a electric vehicles may be more residential house. prevalent based on demographic data. Horizon is also a member of Plug ‘n Drive, which offers customers easy access to information about electric vehicles and chargers. Additionally, we installed electric vehicle charging stations at three Horizon facilities, with two available for public use. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Horizon Utilities’ fleet is now 11 per cent electric or hybrid and we also employ a Corporate Idling Policy to reduce emission levels of other transport and work equipment


2014 Sustainability-based Annual Report
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